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"Emerging Markets are gaining Private Investors' confidence, with Southeast Asia and India being ranked amongst the top 3 Most Preferred Destinations by Global Investors, as per the Global Limited Partner Survey of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, 2019 and 2020. Various forms of investment management services are imperative for the development of any economy, as Portfolio Managers understand the investment objectives and constraints of their clients and make suitable investments, as per the investment mandate. Alternative Investments Funds in India, such as Category III AIFs have been investing the funds faster, in order to generate alpha by employing diverse trading strategies. Moreover, Venture Capitalists (VCs) in India are willing to take the risk and provide start-ups with the initial capital required to bootstrap their business models and onboard their first paying customers. India is home to 100 unicorns across sectors which are collectively valued at over USD 240 billion, with two-thirds of these unicorns being formed after 2005.”

Course Highlights

  • Data Analytics
  • AICTE Approved Program
  • Ubiquitous Learning
  • Industry Interaction
  • Alternative Investments
  • New Career Opportunities

Course Objectives

There is a great demand for qualified professionals in the Alternative Investments market, to serve the Institutional Investors and High Networth Individuals allocating capital in big ticket sizes. The course will help you get practical knowledge on different legal structures permissible in Alternative Investment Funds, investment strategies deployed, applicable regulatory norms, due diligence practices, valuation policies, performance attribution and the accounting processes followed in this industry. Further, it provides an integrated learning experience with Data Analytics and Machine Learning tools required to apply the investment strategies, perform analysis, and report data in this industry”

Who Is This Program For

Whether you want to make a career in the buy-side industry or become an Investment Manager, this program is the right one for you. Professionals who can seek this program are:

  • Distributors and Marketing Professionals
  • Research Analysts
  • Family Office Consultants
  • Wealth Management Firms
  • Investment Advisors
  • Institutions and HNI Investors
  • Accountants and Fund Administrators
  • Trustees
  • Custodians
  • Investment Managers
  • Freshers
  • Finance Students
  • Lawyers and Tax Advisors

Minimum Eligibility - Graduate Degree from a Recognized University

Career Prospects

After successful completion of this program, candidates would be suitable to explore professional opportunities in the following:

  • Fund Management
  • Distributorship
  • Family Office Consultants
  • Compliance and Regulations
  • Due Diligence Experts
  • Tax Advisors or Legal Advisors
  • Fund Administrators
  • Fund Accountants or Auditors
  • Financial Data Analysts
  • Registered Valuers
  • Research Analysts
  • Investment Advisory or Portfolio Management Services

Internship and Project Work

  • Term Sheet Negotiation Process
  • Global Hedge Funds Strategies
  • Investment Research and Deal Sourcing
  • Compliance Issues and Internal Controls
  • Accounting and Fund Administration
  • Fund Structuring and Taxation
  • Market Research and Fund Distribution
  • Trade Execution and Order Management System (OMS)
  • Big Data in Financial Industry
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence in Performance Analysis
  • Projecting Cash Flows for Start-ups
  • Investor Pitch Decks and Fund-raising


The course will be conducted through interactive online sessions, covering the key concepts along with in-class assignments, discussions and presentations. Additional readings will be provided for covering the contemporary aspects on an ongoing basis.

Assessment and Certification

The participants will be required to appear for a Certification Assessment. The assessment will comprise of online assignments (30% weightage) and final end term examination (70% weightage). Upon successful completion of the assessment, all the participants shall be eligible to earn the Post Graduate Certificate in Management in Financial Modeling & Alternate Investments.

Key Industry Experts

Archit Lohia
CFA, CA, CAIA, LLB – Founder & CEO at CareerTopper
Archit is passionate about the Alternative Investments Market and aims at enabling finance professionals to hone the niche skills within this market. He is Chapter Executive of the CAIA Association India Chapter and an active member of the CFA Society, India. He has worked with Ernst & Young and BSE Ltd., in areas such as, Regulations, Compliance, IPO Process, Information Management Systems, Investment Analysis, Audit and Finance. His start-up works for Indian Regulators, Banks, Mutual Funds, Foreign Universities, Start-up Accelerators and a number of Training Institutes and B-schools. He likes to write books and articles on the Alternative Investments industry and is a regular speaker at national and international forums.

Namarta Singhal
Corporate Trainer/ Visiting Faculty
Namarta is a Finance trainer with over 14 years of Industry experience. She has been associated with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (MAKS), since 2007. Since 2016 she has been handling independent training projects. Also, she is a member of The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD). Her areas of expertise include, Financial Modelling, Company Valuation, Corporate Finance, Finance and Accounting Management Analysis, Finance for Non-Finance, Investment Banking Research Services, Fundamental Analysis, Equity Research, amongst others. As a freelancer, she has been conducting training for AIMA, NSE, BSE, Ernst & Young, IMS, WNS, Exevo, Genpact, Reliance Capital, Edelweiss, IIFL etc. Namarta holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Delhi University and a Masters in Business Administration from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. She has also done her Diploma in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management from the Institute of Financial Management, Delhi.

For further clarification, please contact the undersigned

Ms. Prabha Soloman
Center for Management Education (CME)

All India Management Association

14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,

New Delhi - 110003

Phone : +91 7838935604 / 8178348863

Email :

Website :

Career Topper Online Education Pvt. Ltd.

525, Arun Chambers, 5th Floor, Tardeo

Mumbai 400 034, Maharashtra, India

Phone : +91 9321306866/022-35103515

Email :

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  • Introduction to Alternative Investments
  • Financial Management and Investments
  • Hedge Funds and PMS
  • Financial Modelling & Data Analytics For Hedge Funds And PMS
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Angel Funds
  • Financial Modelling and Data Analytics in Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Project Work
Rs. 26,000/-
Fees: Rs. 26,000/-
Evaluation: Assignments (30% weightage) and End term exams (70% weightage)
Duration:1 Year (2 Semesters)
Examination Fee: Rs. 700 per paper
Eligibility and Selection Process: Graduate Degree and Successful Completion of Online Interview

How to Apply Online?

Step 1: Open the Admission Form Link:

Step 2: Points to be taken care of while filling in the form online.

Session: Year January – June 2024 
Programme Name – F5 Alternative investments & Financial Modelling
Region: North
City: New Delhi
Nodal Centre Preference 1: 100- AIMA- CME Coordination Centre at Lajpat Nagar-3, New Delhi (For Delhi/NCR candidates) / 0 -All India Management Association (For outside Delhi/NCR candidates).
Documents to be uploaded while applying online: Attach your Graduation Mark sheet, Passport Size Photograph and proof of work experience which may include current organization’s appointment letter and relieving letter from the previous organization, if current organization work experience is less than 5 years.
Keep all the documents handy before filling up the Admission Form online.

Step 3: Select the Payment option Net Banking/Credit/Debit Card and make the fee payment online of Rs. 26,000.

Step 4: Email the payment acknowledgement to Programme Manager on

Specializations Offered


P21 - PGCM Digital Marketing & Strategy


P38 & P39 - PGCM Business Analytics


P50 & 51 - PGCM Entrepreneurship and Family Business


P29 - PGCM International Business


P35 - PGCM Finance


P31 - PGCM Human Resource Development


P33 - PGCM Marketing


P27 - PGCM Operations System


P23 - PGCM Retail Management


PGCM in Financial Modeling & Alternative Investments

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